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PHALLIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does phallic mean? 

PHALLIC (adjective)
  The adjective PHALLIC has 2 senses:

1. relating to a phallus especially as an embodiment of generative power
2. resembling or being a phallus

  Familiarity information: PHALLIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PHALLIC (adjective)


Sense 1phallic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to a phallus especially as an embodiment of generative power

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

a phallic cult / phallic worship

Pertainym:

phallus (the male organ of copulation ('member' is a euphemism))


Sense 2phallic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Resembling or being a phallus

Synonyms:

phallic; priapic

Context examples:

a phallic symbol / phallic eroticism / priapic figurines

Similar:

male (being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation)


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